3 Further Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 141)
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your level of living is not really important in the grand scheme of things. At the end of the day, no one will really care what kind of house you lived in, what model your car was, where you bought your clothes, or how much money you made. All these things are nice but they don’t add much to the sum. How well you did in life will be determined more by what you did with your life that in turn made the world a better place for other people in it.
Here are 3 signs you’re doing just fine:
1. You make a difference. Mere existence is a recipe for a life of boredom and emptiness. If you are constantly pushing yourself to do something that matters and that benefits the larger society, you are doing just fine. True success is determined more by what you do to make the world a better place for others who don’t have the ability, capacity, knowledge, or strength to make things better for themselves. Making a positive difference is everyone’s responsibility.
2. You take care of yourself. Some people work too hard and focus too much on others that they neglect to take care of themselves. Taking care of yourself is a major part of being able to make a difference for other people. If you are sick, fatigued, or stressed, you won’t be much help to anyone. If you take time for regular checkups, eat healthy, exercise, rest, relax, and allow your mind and body time to restore and recharge, you are doing well.
3. You manage your personal space. It pays to be organized and neat. How many people do you know who are successful on the outside but their home is a mess and the inside of their car looks like it just emerged out of a wreck? You want your personal environment to match up with you professional environment. It makes you feel better about yourself and makes for a happy existence.
“The greatest wealth is health.”